Page Load Time Website Speed Testing

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During Speed testing of your website or web application using LoadFocus ( on the Advice section you might get the tip that you need to enable compression like in the image below:


The question is why and how do you do that ?


  • The response to the why is that enabling gzip compression can reduce the size of the transferred response by up to 80-90%;
    This has the following benefits:
  • significantly reduces the amount of time it takes to download the resources
  • reduces data usage for the client
  • improves the time to first render of your pages
  • a better user experience for your customers
  • a better monetization for your web application

You can enable gzip compression for CSS and JavaScript files.
Apart from these any text data or XML files will also benefit from gzip compression. Don’t use gzip for image or other binary files.

Image file formats supported by the web, as well as videos, PDFs and other binary formats, are already compressed; using gzip compression on them won’t provide any additional benefit.

By default all modern browsers automatically negotiate gzip compression for all HTTP requests that are done.
To help you enable gzip compression on your server you can check out the following project

that contains the sample configuration files for quite a few different servers.
After you’ve finishes to enable compression on your server run the LoadFocus speed test again. This time the tip regarding to Enable compression should say that everything is fine. is a Cloud Testing Platform used for Load and Performance Testing for Websites and APIs and Website Speed Testing with Analytics.

Apache JMeter Performance Testing

1 minute read

In case you want to easily start Apache JMeter load testing tool on your MAC OS, here some things which you help you get started.

Once you downloaded Apache JMeter, just go to the PATH where you’ve dowloaded it. For example, I’ve downloaded JMeter in my Downloads folder. Here are full details on how to run your first load test with JMeter.


Steps to Add JMeter to the PATH environment variable:

  1. Open Command-Line (Terminal)
  2. Type jmeter and press Enter
  3. If JMeter is not in the PATH variable, you’ll get the following:
    -bash: jmeter: command not found

This is what you should see in your terminal:

computer:bin user$ jmeter
-bash: jmeter: command not found
computer:bin user$ pwd
computer:bin user$ export PATH=$PATH:/Users/user/Downloads/apache-jmeter-2.13/bin
computer:bin user$ jmeter
org.apache.jmeter.control.gui.TestPlanGui is a Cloud Testing Platform used for Load and Performance Testing for Websites and APIs and Website Speed Testing with Analytics.